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Sanjita Chanu smashes National and Commonwealth records wins second gold for India

Sanjita Chanu lived up to the expectations the nation had hoped from her in a spectacular fashion. The 24 year old from Manipur not only broke National record but also smashed common wealth games record to win two golds in the first two days of the tournament. Sanjita put another gold in India’s bag in the 53 kg weightlifting of women on her brilliant performance. Chanu made a record of Commonwealth Games by lifting 84 kg in snatch. At the same time, she took 108 kilograms in clean and jerk and with a total score of 192 was way ahead of the competition to claim gold.
The runner-up position went to Papua New Guinea’s Loa Dika Toua, whose total score was 182. Canada’s Rachel Leblanc-Bazinet had to satisfy the bronze with a total of 181. Earlier, on the first day of the Games Meerabai Chanu gave India the first gold in the 48 kgs of women.

Sanjita started her strong journey four years ago with the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Then 20 years old Sanjita Chanu surprised everyone and gave the gold medal to the country. Earlier, in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Sanjita won gold medal in 42 kg category.

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